NVCC 2004-2005 Catalog


     

ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING CURRICULA


     

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree MEC

Purpose: The curriculum is designed to develop the competencies needed to prepare the student to be certified as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate and/or Paramedic.

Transfer Information: NVCC has a formal articulation agreement for transfer to the B.S. in Health Sciences-Health Care Management at Old Dominion University TELETECHNET.

Program Placement Requirements:

1. Attend a mandatory EMT Department information session, held monthly.

2. Be 18 years of age or older.

3. Hold, at a minimum, a high school or general equivalency diploma.

4. Be proficient in reading, writing and speaking the English language, and attain satisfactory scores on the NVCC math and English placement assessments.

5. Attained a 2.0 GPA at last school attended.

6. Have no physical or mental impairment that would render you unable to perform all practical skills required for this level of training

7. possess an original Virginia State Police Criminal History, with no record of any sexual crime and be at least fice years past final release of any felony or drug-related convictions. See www.virginiatrooper.org for application, and request the $20 criminal history and sex offender status report.

Prerequisite Certifications:

All below must be achieved prior to Program entry, and maintained throughout EMT program:

1. Hold a current certification as an EMT/Basic, either Virginia or National.

2. Hold a current certification in CPR – Healthcare Provider or equivalent.

3. Personal Liability Insurance, with a minimum of $6000 coverage. Proof of insurance must remain with the student at all times, while on campus and clinical properties.

4. Provide Health Record with appropriate immunizations.

Students must comply with all General Admission Requirements for Allied Health Programs. (See page 101.)

Special Program Completion Requirements:

1. Students who receive an “I” (incomplete) grade in any of the courses in the EMT sequence must resolve the Incomplete before continuing in the EMT sequence.

2. Students must receive a grade of C or higher in core EMT courses in order to be eligible for the National Registry certifying examinations.

3. All clinical requirements must be met prior to taking any Virginia and/or National Registry certifying examination(s).

Re-Enrollment: Students must follow the re-enrollment requirements for all Allied Health students.

Special Accreditation Status: The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I*

3

 

   NAS

150

Human Biology

4

  STD 295 Topics in Healthcare 1

 

   EMT

176

Introduction to Life Support

3

 

   EMT

177

Assessment Based Management

1

 

   EMT

186

ALS Clinical Education I

2

 

   EMT

220

Introduction to Cardiology

2

 

   EMT

181

ALS Trauma Care

3

 

 

   EMT

182

ALS Medical Care

 

4

 

   EMT

184

ALS Skills II

 

2

 

   EMT

187

ALS Clinical Education II

 

2

 

   EMT

190

Coordinated Field Internship I

 

2

 

   HLT

250

Pharmacology

 

3

 

   MDL

196

On-Site Training

 

1

 

   SPD

229

Intercultural Communication

 

3

 

 

 

Study Skills & Hlthcare. Deliv. Syst.

 

1

 

 

   RTH

196

On-Site Training

 

 

1

 

   MDL

196

On-Site Training

 

 

1

  ___   Social Science Elective*     3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

16

16

5

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   EMT

185

ALS Skills III

2

 

   EMT

188

ALS Clinical Education III

3

 

   EMT

274

Pathophysiology in EMS

3

 

   EMT

280

ALS Specialty Care

2

 

   EMT

290

Coordinated Field Internship II

2

 

   SPD

229

Intercultural Communication*

3

 

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IT Elective

2

 

 

   EMT

228

Paramedic Review

 

1

 

   EMT

245

Operations

 

3

 

   EMT

281

ALS Skills IV

 

2

 

   EMT

282

ALS Clinical Education IV

 

3

 

   EMT

283

ALS Field Internship III

 

4

 

___

 

Social Science Elective

 

3

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness*

 

2

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

17

18

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology = 72.

*Indicates courses not required to achieve NREMT – Paramedic certification only. After successful completion of 1st year (2 semesters plus summer) student is eligible for NREMT-Intermediate testing. Continuation to paramedic certification requires successful completion of EMT-Intermediate testing. After successful completion of 2nd year, student is eligible for NREMT-Paramedic testing.

1 STD 295 Topics in Health Care meets STD requirement, which must be completed by 16th credit.

2 Social science electives – 6 credits total, 3 of which must be one of the following history courses which meet dual social science/humanities requirement: HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 187, 255, 256, 261, and 262. The other social science elective may be selected from psychology, economics, history, sociology, political science, or anthropology.

3Students in this program are strongly recommended to take HIT 130 – Intro. to Healthcare Information Systems, which meets both the IT and NVCC computer competency requirements, and prepares students for the healthcare environment.

4The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

 

       
 
       

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